I am a retired technical writer, an aging computer nerd, and a doting grandmother. I am confined to a wheelchair due to severe arthritis and take all my photos from a sitting position. I find this limitation inspiring in the same way that being limited to 17 syllables inspires a haiku poet.
Much of this blog will be about photography with that inspiration.
About my self-portrait: I avoid being in front of the camera. I just don’t like pictures of myself. I took the above photo in a Seattle hotel when I noticed a dome mirror overhead. You can see me — in pink, of course, my favorite color — pointing my camera straight up into the mirror. Look a bit more closely, and you can just see my wheels on each side. A Topaz Labs psychedelic filter completes the conversion from reality to illusion, which I love to do. (You’ll see it often in my photos.) This is my favorite picture of myself.
For the gear geeks:
- Nikon D80 camera (it’s old and out of date, but it’s so comfortable, it’s like a third hand to me)
- Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens (my everyday lens)
- Sigma 50mm f/2.8 DG EX AF macro lens (I prefer this over the Nikkor 18-35mm below; especially the macro feature)
- Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G ED II lens (I don’t use this one much)
- Mcoplus Extnp Auto Focus Macro Extension Tube Set for Nikon